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Why fibre matters
07 Mar, 2016
By Courtney Black.
So many people forget about fibre. I know so many people who don’t even know what fibre is. People seem to think diet is purely protein, fats and carbs and completely disregard fibre.
Fibre is mainly lacking, in my opinion, in over extreme flexible diets. When some dieters follow the flexible, if it fits your macros diet, they sometimes completely disregard nutrients and just focus on hitting their macros. You wouldn’t be able to follow a completely flexible diet eating only processed, non whole foods and still hit your recommended fibre intake. But not all flexible dieters are like this, only the ones who aren’t aware of the benefits and importance of fibre, I’m sure!
Fibre comes in two kinds: soluble and insoluble.
Soluble fibre is found in fruits, vegetables, oats, seeds, beans etc. Soluble fibre can be digested. They are used to keep your body healthy. Whereas insoluble fibre helps digestion and can be found in whole grain, nuts etc.
Fibre helps keep you full. Let’s talk diets now… which diet do you think would make you feel fuller for longer? Which diet do you think will improve your performance and aesthetics?
- Breakfast (1): 70g carbs post training- Bowl of coco pops, semi-skimmed milk and a low carb protein shake.
- Breakfast (2): 70g carbs post training- Breakfast burrito- whole grain wrap filled with red peppers, kidney beans and lean mince meat.